This is a very nice example of the classic Calendar Pin-Up art done by famous 1930’s artist R. Wilson Hammell. There are dozens of excellent artists who contributed to the rich history of what we call 'pin up' art. One of them is Raymond Wilson Hammell, or Will Hammell (1896-1972) and he created some gorgeous pin-up art. He was a long time resident of Red Bank, New Jersey and his studio was in New York City, at 25 West 45th Street. He was primarily a commercial artist, and worked for several popular magazines of the era. He was a highly skilled artist, and felt the 'glamor' genre might be considered 'low-brow' by his many 'high art' associates, but it was lucrative. In the late 1920's, Hammell did several beautiful pin-ups for the highly regarded Thomas D. Murphy Calendar Company and many more for Philadelphia's Joseph C. Hoover publishers in the 30's. His careful use of focus, color and contrast has often been compared to the work of several of his contemporaries, like Rolf Armstrong, or Billy DeVorss.
The colors of this print are so vibrant and the woman is very beautiful with dark red hair, full red lips and lovely blue eyes. At the top of the litho is a blank space where the calendar would go.
SIZE: The picture frame measures151/2” by 20 ½”. The litho measures 11” by 16”
MARK: Calendar art is signed by R. Wilson Hammell. On the bottom right is marked Copyright symbol R.D. 1937, Litho in USA.
CONDITION: The print is in good condition. There are no tears or stains. The oak frame is also in good condition.
This is such a nice piece of vintage calendar pin-up art framed inside a nice oak frame.
Please examine all the photos carefully. While selling any pre-owned item there is always a possibility of flaws. In order to counteract this, I take detailed pictures of every item I sell. PLEASE VIEW THE LARGER PHOTOS FOR IMPORTANT DETAILS.
Please email me with any questions and I will be glad to respond as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting our shop.
We always combine purchases to save on shipping! Please check out the many other wonderful items in our store!
If you would like to pay be check, please make the check out to Sandra Hickman.
We are happy to accept lay-a-ways for purchases over $50.00. We require a non-refundable deposit of 25% within 10 days, and the balance to be paid in full within 30-60 days.
I AM ALWAYS OPEN TO REASONABLE OFFERS!!
Ruby Lane has changed the postage procedure recently. PLEASE DO NOT PAY FOR THE ITEM UNTIL I HAVE TIME TO CUSTOM PACKAGE AND WEIGH IT FOR ACCURATE POSTAL CHARGES. I charge for the exact cost of shipping plus packing supplies. I will send you an invoice with the exact total.
Eclectic collection of items featuring Porcelain, Jewelry,Vanity Items, Glass, Silver & Collectibles
I try to have a wide variety of items in my shop. I enjoy researching each item and I try to tell you about their history.